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2007 Evil City Film Festival: Official Lineup

Evil City Film Festival poster featuring a classic car filled with freaks

The Evil City Film Festival has started already in NYC’s East Village, but I could only get to the lineup now. It runs all weekend, Oct. 4-7, so I’m just going to get to it:

Oct. 4
6:30 p.m.: Sarbane’s Oxley, dir. Ramcess Jean-Louis. A corporate drone cheats on his wife, sucks up to his boss and engages in some shady double-dealings.

8:30 p.m.: Cowboy Stan, dir. Sam Bassett. A documentary of the legendary Cowboy Stan, who roams the streets of NYC in full western getups. Preceded by “Fashion Freak” by Naked Ape (music video).

10:30 p.m.: Rock ‘n Tokyo, dir. Pamela Valente. Explore the wild world of Japanese rock ‘n’ roll as seen through the eyes of three bands: Guitar Wolf, th 5678s and the Jet Boys.. Preceded by “Nevermore” by Prowler (music video).

Oct. 5
2:00 p.m.: Statistics, dir. Frank Robak. A radio host gets fed up with the random violence and insanity of Los Angeles and decides to do something about it. No, not blow everybody away with a big gun. Instead, he puts a human face on the small tragedies that happen everyday.

4:00 p.m.: “Happy Hour Short Program”
Bobby Lund, dir. Ana Sanchez
Checking In, dir. Steve Gelder
Take Out, dir. Jonathan Budine & Bill Hall
Code Blue, dir. Jennifer Still
He Works in a Suit, dir. Robert Davies
Evelyn et Adam, dir. Jay Kantor
Para-Normal, dir. Lauren Timmons

6:00 p.m.: “ECFF and Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series Presentation”
K-7, dir. Christopher Leone
By Modern Measure, dir. Matthew Lessner
Lonely Lights, dir. Benjamin Piety
Bobby Bird, dir. Carson Mell
Ramones and I, dir. Rusty Nails
Heavy Metal Jr., dir. Chris Waitt

8:00 p.m.: The Closet, dir. Luis Cortina. An Argentinian couple living in the Bronx keep a secret stashed away in their closet. A secret that isn’t human. Shown with:
Up at Lou’s Fish, dirs. Corinna Mantlo & Alex Brook Lynn. A look at the move of the historic Fulton Fish Market from Lower Manhattan to the Bronx.

10:00 p.m.: The Ballad of A J Weberman, dirs. James Bluemel & Oliver Ralfe. A J is famous for stalking Bob Dylan and selling drugs. This is his story.

Oct. 6
1:30 p.m.: “Juvy Hall Student Short Program”
Mascara, dir. Nick Chakwin
The Indypendent, dir. Amy Wolf
Secrets of the Mystic Oracle, dir. Todd M. Goings
Break, dir. Greg Stees
1A, dir. Matt H. Cohen
age of consent, dir. Jessica Ward
Red Face of Fury, dir. Juan Rodriguez
Tongue Tied, dir. Vivian Wong
American Deluxe, dir. Aaron Brownlee

3:00 p.m.: Toys Are Us : A Revolution in Plastic, dir. Brian Stillman. A documentary about the crazy world of designer vinyl toys. Screening with:
Monster Camp, dir. Cullen Hoback. Did you there’s such a thing as “live-action role playing,” also known as “LARPing,” in which people dress up like magical creatures and fight each other in the woods? You do now.

3:30 p.m.: Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness, dir. Melody Gilbert. A documentary about people who explore uncharted urban territory, including underground tunnels and an abandoned mental hospital. Winner of the Director’s Choice (Feature) Award at the 2007 Boston Underground Film Festival.

5:30 p.m.: Smithereens, dir. Susan Seidelman. The classic ’80s punk film gets a special screening. The director will be in attendance.

5:30 p.m.: “Yo Shorty Short Program”
Sweet or Sour? Chicken!, dir. Rhuland Proudfoot
Tell-Tale, dir. Jason Roberts
Ghosts of New York, dir. Anna Butwell
Die Flugbegleiterin (the Flight Attendant), dir. Marcin Glowak
Duelless Morning, dir. George Gross
Cheap Date, dir. Mike Bell
The Proctor, dir. Peter Demas

8:00 p.m.: Rolling, dir. Billy Samoa Saleebey. What do a med student, a runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a basketball player and a teacher all have in common? 1) They all cross paths in Los Angeles; 2) They all take Ecstasy!

10:30 p.m.: Blood Car, dir. Alex Orr. In the future when gas costs $40 a gallon (that can’t be too far off, can it?), an amateur scientist discovers a new fuel source. Now, look at the title of the film and guess what that source could be. Winner Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival.

7:30 p.m.: Long Pigs, dirs. Chris Power & Nathan Hynes. A mockumentary about a serial killer … who eats his victims.

9:30 p.m.: “Saturday Night Cartoons Animation Program”
The Intruder, dir. Alessandro Ceglia
Corporate Whore, dir. AM Peters
Kill John Wayne, dir. Vivian Wong (Read the underground movie review)
Herpes Pie Superstar, dir. Katrina Friday
Startle Pattern, dir. Eric Patrick
2 in the AM PM, dir. JG Quintel
The Mushroom Tea, dir. Vintoriya Gruadyn
Snake, dir. Becky James
Bush vs. Bin Laden, dir. Darren Way
When I Wake Up, dir. Jordan Cooper

Oct. 7
1:30 p.m.: “Battle of the Bands Music Video Program”
Kid Hunt, dir. Alain Furcajg
“Ballad of Draygon Nevermore” by Prowler, dir. Charlie Wing
“Archipelago” by Circle of Willis, dir. Christopher Piazza
“Intro” by Morning 40 Federation, dir. William Poznanski
“Deadarm” by Paramount, dir. Carlos Flores
Get Over, dir. Shilpa Mankiar
“Kill it if it Don’t Got Feet” by Jollyship The Whiz-Bang, dir. Noah Todd
“The Things That People Do When They Think No One’s Looking” by Hella, dir. Aaron Rosenbloom
“If The Devil Knows You By Name” by The Tall Pines, dir. Judd & Timonen
“Hate” by Flow Sik, dir. George Gross
“Fashion Freak” by Naked Ape, dir. Eric Althin & Shannon Henegan
Team Queen” by Triple Creme, dir. Leah Meyerhoff
Zombie Prom, dir. Vince Marcello. A musical comedy version of those old ’50s horror comics wherein a teen romance is broken up, so the boyfriend tosses himself into a nuclear reactor and returns as a nuclear zombie — just in time for the prom!

2:00 p.m.: Rolling, dir. Billy Samoa Saleebey. What do a med student, a runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a basketball player and a teacher all have in common? 1) They all cross paths in Los Angeles; 2) They all take Ecstasy! Shown with 2 in the AM PM, dir. JG Quintel.

3:30 p.m.: “Black and White Short Program”
My Dying Day, dir. Courtney Fathom Sell
And Then… Home, dir. Sheldon Allen
Jack the Vomiter, dir. Mike Corrigan
Bihuvud, dir. Jefrey Von Ragan
She Sank on Shallow Bank, dirs. Clifton Childree and Nikki Rollason
60-Year-Old Stripper, dir. Jack Truman

4:00 p.m.: Mojave Phone Booth, dir. John Putch. Four different people wind up at an abandoned phone booth in the middle of the Mojave desert. Starring Annabeth Gish and Steve Guttenberg!

5:30 p.m.: “Shortopolis Short Program”
The Resurrectionists, dir. Ted Reiderer
Bloodties, dir. Yee-wei Chai
Naufrage, dir. Olivier Beguin
Charge For That, dir. Chris Cassidy
Abingdon, dir. Lucas Howe
Karim, dir. Yaz Rabadi
Anonymous, dir. Cristian Pozo

6:00 p.m.: One Rat Short, dir. Alex Weil. The charming animated tale of a subway rat. Screeing with:
The Pool, dir. Sam Griffin. If you ever wanted to know what a NYC heat wave was like without having to actually experience one: watch this.

7:30 p.m.: “Ransacked and Burnt Shorts Program”
Itsy Bitsy, dir. David May
Nature of the Beast, dir. Nate Pommer
Ice Cream Ants, dir. Jeremy Carr
Out of Focus, dir. Angelo Campanile
The Sickie, dir. Rupert Jones
Walls, dir. Jack Roberts
American Deluxe, dir. Aaron Brownlee

8:00 p.m: Grandma Goth, dir. Deborah Hiestand. Meet Suelynn Gustafson, the kindly 64-year-old woman who likes to collect coffins. Shown with:
Begging Naked, dir. Karen Gehres. A documentary profile of Elise Hill, who left an abusive home as a teenager and took up prostitution to survive on the streets. However, after successfully completing rehab and taking classes at the Art Student’s Leauge, she started supporting herself through her art. (Stream this underground movie online)

10:00 p.m.: “Oh, The Horror… Horror Program”
Bad Dreams, dirs. Fansu Njie and Anneli Gelbord
Murder on Turnpike Road, dir. Lacy Trogdon
Criticized, dir. Richard Gale
The Big Pull, dir. Galen Carter-Jeffrey
Hank’s Auto Repair, dir. Matthew Stawski (Read the underground movie review)
Rhyme Animal, dir. Phil Roc

10:30 p.m.: Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness, dir. Melody Gilbert. A documentary about people who explore uncharted urban territory, including underground tunnels and an abandoned mental hospital. Winner of the Director’s Choice (Feature) Award at the 2007 Boston Underground Film Festival.

Please visit the EVFF official site for more info.